In 2004, 49 people went on a pilgrimage with me to Bodhgaya, India, the place where Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment.

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Myself conferring refuge vows on the pilgrims at Bodhgaya. We had a group of over 60 following me there.

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Making offering of robes to the Buddha statue at the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya. This Buddha statue was carved 60 years after the Buddha passed away by one of his female disciples who actually saw what He looked like. So she had this statue carved to Lord Buddha’s actual likeness. This image is very holy.

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Giving a Dharma talk to the pilgrims at the guest house at Bodhgaya

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Mahabodhi Temple. This was built by Ashoka to mark the very spot where Lord Buddha became Enlightened. The Bodhi Tree Buddha sat under is right next to this incredible stupa. All Buddhists must make a pilgrimage to this place once before your life passes by. You should make strong aspirations there, purify wrong deeds and generate a mind of Bodhicitta at this spot. Very powerful. Maitreya Buddha in the future will appear here also. So it is very important to visit.

Wihara Mahabodhi.

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The Bodhi Tree under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment.. Yes it is still alive and protected by the Govt of India. Hundreds of thousands visit yearly. I have went many times.

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Me and pilgrims escorting Lama Tsongkhapa statue to be offered to Root Institute in Bodhgaya

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Placing the newly arrived Lama Tsongkhapa statue on the altar at Root Institute. I saw their altar and decided to sponsor this set of Lama Tsongkapa and disciples.

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Me and pilgrims making a khata offering to Lama Tsongkhapa

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Me with pilgrims at Root Institute, a semi-monastic institute founded by Lama Yeshe

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